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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
REPRODUCTION-1
REPRODUCTION-2
REPRODUCTION-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-1
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-2
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-1
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-2
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-3
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-15
CHASTITY-1
CHASTITY-2
CHASTITY-3
CONTINENCE
MARITAL EXCESSES-1
MARITAL EXCESSES-2
MARITAL EXCESSES-3
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-1
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-2
INFANTICIDE AND ABORTION
THE SOCIAL EVIL-1
THE SOCIAL EVIL-2
THE SOCIAL EVIL-3
SOLITARY VICE-1
SOLITARY VICE-2
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-1
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-2
EFFECTS IN FEMALES
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-1
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-2
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-1
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-2
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-4
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-1
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-2
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-3
INDEX

the importance of special care. 

 

3. A third hint, which is applicable to both sexes and at all times, 

is the necessity of attending promptly to the demands of nature for 

relief of the bowels and bladder. School-girls are often very negligent 

in this respect; and we have seen the most distressing cases of disease 

which were entirely attributable to this disregard of the promptings 

of nature. Obstinate constipation and chronic irritation of the bladder 

are common effects. When constipation results, purgatives in the shape 

of pills, salts, or "pleasant purgative pellets," are resorted to with 

the certain result of producing only temporary relief, and permanent 

damage. 

 

To escape these evil consequences, do this: 1. Establish a regular habit 

of relieving the bowels daily at a certain hour; 2. Discard laxative 

and cathartic drugs of every kind; 3. To aid in securing a regular 

movement of the bowels, make a liberal use of oatmeal, wheat-meal, fruit, 

and vegetables, avoiding fine-flour bread, sweetmeats, and condiments; 

4. Take daily exercise, as much as possible short of fatigue; if 

necessarily confined indoors, counteract the constipating influence 

of sedentary habits by kneading and percussing the bowels with the hands 

several minutes each day; 5. Never resist the calls of nature a single 

moment, if possible to avoid it. In this case, as in numerous others, 

"delay is dangerous." Ladies who desire a sweet breath--and what lady 

does not--should remember that retained feces are one of the most 

frequent causes of foul breath. The foul odors which ought to pass out 

through the bowels find their way into the blood and escape at the lungs. 

A medical man whose sense of smell is delicate soon learns to know a 

constipated person by the breath. As one says, "What is more offensive 

than the breath of a costive child?" 

 

Boerhaave, a famous old Dutch physician, left to his heirs an elegantly 

bound volume in which, he claimed, were written all the secrets of the 

science of physic. After his death, the wonderful book was opened, when 

it was found to contain only the following sentence:-- 

 

"Keep the head cool, the feet warm, and the bowels open." 

 

An old Scotch physician once gave the following advice to Sir Astley 

Cooper for the preservation of health:-- 

 

"Keep in the fear of the Lord, and your bowels open." 

 

4. Perhaps nothing tends more directly to the production of menstrual 

derangements--as well as uterine diseases of every sort--than 

fashionable modes of dress. We have not space here to give to the subject 

the attention it deserves; it will be found treated of in works devoted 

to the subject of dress exclusively. Some of the most glaring evils 

are,-- 

 

(1) Unequal distribution of clothing. The trunk, especially the abdomen 

and pelvis, is covered with numerous layers of clothing, an extra amount 

being caused by the overlapping of the upper and lower garments. Very 

frequently, the amount of clothing upon these, the most vital parts, 

is excessive. At the same time, the limbs are sometimes almost in a 


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